Giving Compass' Take:

• The Rockefeller Foundation reviews their work since the organization began and lays out a plan for the future, focusing on efforts to bring people together in the world of philanthropy.

• How can we follow the tenets laid out in this piece and move forward in the spirit of collective impact? Foundations big and small should all pinpoint what their roles will be.

• Read a roadmap to effective collaboration.

On May 14th, 1913, The Rockefeller Foundation was chartered to fulfill an unprecedented and enduring mission: to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, as we celebrate our 105th birthday and look back on more than a century of philanthropic innovation and impact, I’d like to share with you how we plan to continue to shape the future.

  • Our approach will continue to be grounded in what we’ve seen work for more than a century:
  • We will bring people together through convenings and collaboration, including by establishing a new model for collaborative philanthropy in the 21st century.
  • We will innovate in the areas of data, science, and finance.
  • We will seek leverage through policy and partnerships.
  • We will accelerate impact through deep engagement and expertise in cities—including through our 100 Resilient Cities initiative, now in its fifth year.
  • And all the while, we will push ourselves aggressively to measure and deliver results that meaningfully improve people’s lives.

Read the full article about shaping the future together by Dr. Rajiv J. Shah at The Rockefeller Foundation.